Between a specially-written short story (mine! hee), handmade jewelry to match my favorite dress, a bottle of Port, a card signed by everyone in the office and their mama (well, nearly!), and money (ye gods. You KNOW you're special when people scrape together MONEY for you), this day has made me feel really special and then some.
Plus, the rose I snipped from my garden (Marilyn Munroe) opened up full today, as I saw when I got in to work. It's a bit past the high-centered bloom shown in those pics - the inner petals are opening up to show a bit of stamen, and the peach color is darkening - but it's really something.
And the day isn't over yet! *cloud 9*